PROMISE of rain turned-out a larger crowd of buyers to Forbes store cattle sale last Friday resulting in values firm on two months ago.
Steers and heifers within the yarding of 900 head sold to good competition according to Kevin Miller Whitty Lennon agent, Luke Whitty, who said cents per kilogram, prices for steers were in the 300c/kg to 340c/kg range.
“But the younger weaner steers were calculated making up to 380c/kg and maybe up to 390c/kg while heifers also sold well at 290c/kg to 300c/kg,” he said.
Tim Mackay of Forbes Livestock and Agents, said demand pushed the sale “some $40 to $50 better” than what he thought it would.
“Cows with calves found a market that compared with the previous sale,” he said.
“Overall, I’d say vendors were pretty happy as results compared favourably to current prime cattle values.”
Several hundred steers and heifers of seven to nine months bred by the Dunford family on their “Narran Plains” property at Brewarrina, were highlights in their categories with Angus cross steers selling to $1200 and the heifer portion to $1020.
Ben and Wendy Rix, Gunningbland, gained up to $1105 for 25 Angus steers eight to 10 months and $905 for the tops of their 20 heifers same age.
Pat and Janice Deeves, Condobolin, sold 20 Angus steers nine to 11 months at $970.
Warwick Marsh, Borapine Pastoral Company, Condobolin, sold 11 Angus cows with first and second calves at foot at $1740.
Allan and Jenifer Ireland, Tullabigeal, gained $1680 a unit for eight Braford cows with first calves at foot.